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January 25, 2011

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First-aid training – Lavendon Access Services

Lavendon Access Services has created a partnership with St John Ambulance to offer the latter’s first-aid training to the powered-access specialist’s employees and customers.

Mark Robinson, Lavendon’s UK technical training manager, says: “Safety is central to what we do. That’s why we wanted to provide the highest quality first-aid courses as well. If an accident does happen, people need the best first aid straight away, as it can be the difference between life and death. St John Ambulance leads the way in first-aid training and we are very pleased to be working in partnership with them.”

Jon Cunningham, commercial director at St John Ambulance, adds: “First aid in the workplace is more than just a legal requirement – it can save lives. We believe that no one should die because they needed first aid but didn’t get it. We aim to train as many people as possible so they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.”

The four training courses offered by Lavendon Access Services are: Initial Certificate First Aid at Work (three days); Re-qualification of First Aid at Work (two days); Emergency First Aid at Work (one day); and an Annual Refresher course (half-day). Training is provided at the 270 St John Ambulance centres around the UK.

More details are available from Emily Lowth at Lavendon on 01455 206719 or e-mail [email protected]

Approaches to managing the risks associated Musculoskeletal disorders

In this episode of the Safety & Health Podcast, we hear from Matt Birtles, Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE’s Science and Research Centre, about the different approaches to managing the risks associated with Musculoskeletal disorders.

Matt, an ergonomics and human factors expert, shares his thoughts on why MSDs are important, the various prevalent rates across the UK, what you can do within your own organisation and the Risk Management process surrounding MSD’s.

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